lifeblood: songs: lyrics: ghost of the gang


jimmy died
on his couch yesterday
a friend of his ex-wife
called me to say
he just gave it to god
and slipped from the living
with bills piling up
and a back that was giving in
and it's been years
since i've seen anyone
now i'm just sitting here
in the dark
stalling out in my car
wishing i could bum a light
from the ghost of the gang tonight

cathy lost her nephew
under the wheels of a train
in a mid-day suicide after
a losing streak
he just stood on the tracks
and gave it to glory
i never called her
to say i'm sorry
my friend
it's been years
but i'm thinking about you
and all of your tears
and i'm sitting here in the dark
afraid to make a stupid call
wishing i could bum a light
from the ghost of the gang tonight

tonight i'm gonna take that ride
for the years we missed
and the friends that died
side swiped baby
on a road somehow
with a pack of dreams
that just weren't allowed
maybe you're walking those halls
all quiet and sad
or sitting in the dark
all scared and mad
feel my hand reach across
and don't forget
where we come from baby
cause there's truth in it

oh yeah we huddled against
the cold in those days
by the light of a fire
in a pep rally haze
with a smoking lounge pass
and a reason for living
no matter how bad it got
we wouldn't give in to it
and it's been years
since i've seen anyone
or cried these tears
now i'm sitting here in the dark
stalling out in my car
wishing i could bum a ride
from the ghost
of the gang
tonight

(ghost of the gang)
(ghost of the gang)
ghost of the gang tonight
(ghost of the gang)
(ghost of the gang)
(ghost of the gang)
ghost of the gang tonight

words and music by amy ray


home | appearances | articles | bootlegs | fun | releases | search | songs | videos